The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–5pm; Thu–Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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Andy White

The great man himself returns for a tour to celebrate his 10 (yes, that's TEN) CD Box Set which is being released later next year. Both the set and the tour will demonstrate why this guy remains one of the UK's finest-ever musicians and one of our most celebrated songwriters. Andy now lives in Australia but will be…

Sun 20 Nov

£12.10 / 0121 443 4725

The Black Feathers

The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a genre-defying sound, combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and Americana. 2014 saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo's debut 5 track EP. It gained national airplay on BBC Radio2 and warm reviews from…

Wed 9 Nov

Blind Boy Paxton

The singer and bluesman from Los Angeles, Jerron Blind Boy Paxton, performs his roots style original material.

Tue 25 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Blue Rose Code

Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.

Tue 4 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in…

Wed 5 Oct

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Boo Hewerdine: Swimming In Mercury Tour

Boo Hewerdine and his special guest Dan Whitehouse are two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in…

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

When Cam Penner and Jon Wood last toured the UK, the reviews were as glowing as the performances and followed them wherever they went. Maverick writer Paul Kerr said they were mesmerising, while (writing at AmericanaUK), Mike Ritchie said: Masterful - an utterly compelling duo - brilliant! They had a sold-out headline…

Mon 21 Nov

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie returns to Birmingham after some considerable time playing tracks from her highly acclaimed latest release, the bilingual "Lola". She will be accompanied by her guitarist Luke Jacobs and will dip into her now expansive back catalogue. Expect to be wooed! Carrie is now a star in her own right & was accompanied…

Thu 3 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Chip Taylor

An evening with the legendary Chip Taylor will include a smorgasbord of songs that he has written throughout his long and illustrious life. He was originally a paid songwriter and penned Wild Thing for The Troggs (later covered by Jimi Hendrix of course) and Angel of The Morning (Juice Newton and latterly Shaggy). He has…

Mon 10 Oct

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

The Chorões

Transporting you back to the bars and concert halls of early 20th century Rio de Janeiro, the Chorões present a concert exploring the joyful world of Choro! Drawing on Afro-Brazilian and European classical music Choro emerged in the mid-19th century and grew throughout the early 20th century - it is now widely regarded as…

Mon 17 Oct

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

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'the Chorões - Traditional Brazilian Music

Transporting you back to the bars and concert halls of early 20th century Rio de Janeiro, the Chorões present a concert exploring the joyful world of Choro! Drawing on Afro-Brazilian and European classical music Choro emerged in the mid-19th century and grew throughout the early 20th century - it is now widely regarded as…

Crooked House + Ben Frost

Crooked House are returning to the Kitchen Garden Cafe and will once again be weaving their unique close vocal and guitar harmonies around their original evocative style of folk rock but this time they will be sharing the evening with the superb Ben Frost who will be launching his new EP and enthralling everyone with his…

Wed 23 Nov


John, Joe and Caz Devine are three members of the same musical family, with roots firmly planted in the Irish musical tradition, playing traditional Irish dance music, mixed with original and contemporary arrangements of Irish songs, on an inspired mix of instruments, including Uilleann Pipes, Banjo and Saxophone.

Sun 6 Nov

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Dissident Prophet

New wave apocalyptic rhubarb punkers Dissident Prophet will be playing two sets. Songs from their previous 5 albums: We're Not Grasshopper, 21st Century Spin, Modern Man, Weapons of Mass Deception and Red Moon Rising and they'll be testing out new material from their forthcoming album: Soma Holiday. Birmingham has…

Sun 30 Oct

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Ewan Mclennan, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Ewan McLennan is a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith tell tales of hardship, joy, struggle and…

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Gilmore & Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar). The duo have toured…

Sun 16 Oct

£12.10 / 0121 443 4725

Hatful Of Rain

Sussex four piece folk group, Hatful of Rain, feted by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding, return to the Kitchen Garden after enthusiastic audiences in 2014 and 2015. The Hatful's music is influenced by bluegrass and old time music but is undeniably British. Original, moving and exhilarating music, performed on…

Sun 2 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725


Unamplified monthly performance arts space, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists and their audience.

Mon 3 Oct

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Mon 7 Nov

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Mon 5 Dec

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Mon 6 Feb 2017

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

James Yorkston

Behold, the peaceful Scottish sea-side village of Cellardyke, hidden away in the East Neuk of Fife - home to a loose-knit community of artists and creative types, happy to exist on the fringes, away from the exorbitant rents and beer prices of the big smoke. Indeed, who is that on the shorefront, howling his lungs out in…

Mon 19 Dec

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

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Joe Troop And Diego Sanchez

Joe Troop and Diego Sánchez are an acoustic world-music duo based in Argentina. Since 2010, they have been creating and performing original music for the 5-string banjo, fiddle, double bass and voice in the multicultural Buenos Aires underground. Their genre-bending compositions reflect the urban melting pot they have…

Wed 9 Nov

Kelley Mcrae

Americana songwriter Kelley McRae approaches song writing the same way, immersing herself in the meaning each song offers up. Her new album, The Wayside explores the rugged, unfolding experience of life on the road. McRae's vision is completed by co-writer and guitarist Matt Castelein, whose distinctive guitar work and…

Wed 26 Oct

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

Kevin Pearce

Acoustic indie singer-songwriter.

Tue 29 Nov

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Luke Daniels: Revolve & Rotate

Luke Daniels is a BBC award winning folk musician, singer, and former Riverdance band member who performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Cara Dillon and The London Philharmonic. Currently folk musician in residence of the National Museum of Rural Life, a tutor on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's traditional music…

Mon 20 Mar 2017

My Comedy

MY Comedy, which according to the Solihull News, is a hilarious night packed full of headline acts, is delighted to be back at the Birmingham Comedy Festival. Headlining the show will be Suzy Bennett ("A naturally funny person - very funny indeed!" - Jimmy Carr), Joanna Neary ("A performer who is one of the most naturally…

Wed 2 Nov

£11 / 0121 443 4725

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Olivia Rose Deane And Sophia Marshall

Olivia Rose Deane is a singer /songwriter who combines majestic, dreamlike lyrics with a soaring, ethereal voice. Moving from simple, acoustic folk to big, electric sounds plus a variety of pedals, loops and effects Olivia weaves a beguiling tapestry of words and music. Olivia's latest EP Ruin featured on BBC…

Otis Gibbs

A modern day Woody Guthrie, his songs based in people experience and their struggles. Strong in socialist beliefs - some truths you may not like; he cares not: you are going to hear 'em anyway! Otis Gibbs returns to The Kitchen Garden with a suitcase of new songs from his new album Mount Renraw which he will be previewing…

Tue 11 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Pete Williamson A Night Such As This

Following their sold-out show here in July, here's another chance to catch Pete Williams with guitarist Andy Wellings telling tales and singing songs from Pete's last two critically acclaimed albums, as well as delving further back through his stunning catalogue. A founder member of Dexys and a pivotal part of their…

Richard Smith

Richard Smith, one of the world s best guitar players, first appeared in London with the late great Chet Atkins at age eleven. He went on to form a trio with his two brothers, but eventually the lure of America took him to Nashville, the USA s Music City, where he has now become an established performer. He has played for…

Fri 14 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Robb Johnson: My Best Regards Tour

Robb's widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) … one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding)… Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking (The Living Tradition). Reviewing Robb's 2016 5 CD retrospective box set A Reasonable…

Sun 13 Nov

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Ruth Graham - 'i Won't Take My Coat Off - I'm Not Stopping!

With 27 house moves, and 46 jobs (including comedienne, writer, belly dancer, musician, cruise line worker and funeral celebrant), local girl Ruth Graham has enjoyed quite a life!. Inspired by the gift of a notebook one Christmas, along with the inscription, 'you simply have to tell your stories!', Ruth eventually took…

Solid Air (keith James)

The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake. John Martyn was an incredibly sensitive songwriter with a knowledge and natural ability on guitar that was effortless; a tradition passed down to him through the folk movement populated by Davy Graham, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. His songs always float perfectly in that…

Tue 8 Nov

Sounds Of Simon

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate. Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard…

Tue 15 Nov

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Gospel-influenced seven-piece with their own mix of old-time, bluegrass and Celtic folk music.

Mon 24 Oct

Steve Gibbons

Unique and timeless the legend that's Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyse his music and superb self-penned songs and you'll find the influences of blues, country and even psychedelia. With a huge international following, his long career has encompassed 15…

Sun 4 Dec

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Storytelling Cafe

The Tree of Life exists in many cultures, it's roots pulsing with the primordial archetypes of what has gone before, it's trunk firmly in the here and now, it's branches and leaves looking out to the future and what is to come. Stories are it's splinters, working themselves under our skin, pushing themselves into our…

Wed 16 Nov

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Tim Edey & Brendan Power

Adventurous creative players are drawn to each other, and the first time Tim and Brendan met the musical sparks flew! Others feel it too: after only a year together, they won the award for 'Best Duo' in the 2012 BBC2 Folk Awards! Tim and Brendan are two of the biggest names in the worldwide acoustic & Celtic scene and…

Mon 31 Oct

Vin Garbutt

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of…

Sun 5 Mar 2017

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travelin'

Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' is a captivating "live documentary" that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy Floyd…

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